Ultimate Guide to New Hampshire State Bar Exam

Your complete guide to New Hampshire bar exam prep.

Pass Rates · Bar Review Courses · Format · Essay Topics · Schedule · Dates · Application Fees & Deadlines · What to Bring · Scores & Grading · Results · Reciprocity · Law Schools · Groups · Other Resources

*Update July 2022

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New Hampshire State Bar Exam | Basic Information

The New Hampshire Bar Association was formed in 1873. It is mandatory to be a member of this bar association to practice in the State of New Hampshire.

New Hampshire is one of 40+ jurisdictions that have adopted the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE). New Hampshire first administered the UBE in February 2014.

New Hampshire State Bar Exam Pass Rates

July 2021 (80 takers)

Overall Pass Rate: 63.7%
First-Time Pass Rate: 68.9%
Repeat Pass Rate: unknown

July 2020 (88 takers)

Overall Pass Rate: 75%
First-Time Pass Rate: 78%
Repeat Pass Rate: 20%

February 2021 (37 takers)

Overall Pass Rate: 57%
First-Time Pass Rate: unknown
Repeat Pass Rate: unknown

February 2020 (38 takers)

Overall Pass Rate: 53%
First-Time Pass Rate: 67%
Repeat Pass Rate: 35%

New Hampshire Bar Review Courses

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NCBE Questions 1,750+ 100+ 1,350+ 1,200+ 1,400+ 1,700+
Audio Flashcards
250+ Mnemonics
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New Hampshire Bar Exam Format

What’s the format of the UBE?

The Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) is administered twice each year in New Hampshire (in February and July). The examination is administered over two days in four, three-hour sessions. The UBE has three parts: the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE), the Multistate Essay Exam (MEE), and the Multistate Performance Test (MPT).


The MBE is a six-hour test and consists of 200 multiple-choice questions that test your understanding across seven subjects. Your MBE score comprises 50% of your overall UBE score.

Watch Crushendo’s free MBE tips video.


The MEE consists of six 30-minute legal essays. The MEE makes up 30% of your score.

Essay topics may include the following: Business Associations, Civil Procedure, Conflict of Laws, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law and Procedure, Evidence, Family Law, Property, Secured Transactions, Torts, Trusts, Unincorporated Business Entities, Wills and Estates, etc.

Crushendo offers the most recent MEE questions and includes the point sheets that the graders used. Watch Crushendo’s free MEE tips video.


The MPT consists of two 90-minute tasks where you analyze and apply laws to specific scenarios. The MPT makes up 20% of your score. Crushendo offers the most recent MPT questions and includes the point sheets that the graders used. Watch Crushendo’s free MPT tips video.

What’s the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination?

The Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE) tests your understanding of established standards of conduct for lawyers. The MPRE is administered three times each year (in March, August, and November). The test consists of 60 multiple-choice questions and is two hours long. Check out this MPRE Tips video!

Upcoming Bar Exam Schedule, Dates


Morning Afternoon
Day 1 MPT (3 hours) MEE (3 hours)
Day 2 MBE (3 hours) MBE (3 hours)


  • July 30–31, 2024
  • February 25–26, 2025

New Hampshire Bar Exam Application

Are you interested in taking the New Hampshire State bar exam? Here’s some basic information on applying to take the New Hampshire bar exam.

New Hampshire State Bar Admissions Office

Physical address:

Office of Bar Admissions
4 Chenell Drive, Suite 102
Concord, N.H. 03301

Phone number: (603) 224-8806

Email: shieber@nhoba.org

New Hampshire Bar Exam: What to Bring

What to bring

  • Your current driver’s license.
  • Your Bar Examination Identification & Certification Card that has your photo, NCBE number, and examinee number.

Important notes

  • You need to have these items with you for each of the four testing sessions.
  • Laptop testers should not bring their laptop in a case or bag.

Prohibited items

  • Any item that can connect to the internet
  • Any item that can record audio or video
  • Backpacks
  • Books
  • Briefcases
  • Calculators
  • Cameras
  • Notes
  • Phones
  • Food or drink
  • Purses
  • Radios
  • Rulers
  • Scratch papers
  • Study materials

New Hampshire Bar Exam Scores and Grading

A passing score for the UBE in New Hampshire is 270/400. Scores of the three tests comprising the UBE are weighted as follows:

  • MBE = 50% of your total UBE score
  • MEE = 30%
  • MPT = 20%

*A passing score for the MPRE in New Hampshire is 78/150.

New Hampshire Bar Review Course

Crushendo’s comprehensive UBE Suite comes with everything you need to crush the New Hampshire bar exam.

  • MBE, MEE, and MPT Prep
  • 250+ Proprietary Mnemonics
  • 1,750+ Licensed NCBE Questions
  • Audio Attack Outlines
  • Audio Flashcards
  • Lifetime Access

New Hampshire Bar Exam Results

View recent pass lists for New Hampshire:

Frequently Asked Questions

When are my New Hampshire bar exam results released?

New Hampshire bar exam results are usually posted eight to nine weeks after the exam date. February bar exam results are usually posted in April. July bar exam results are usually posted in September.

Can I see my New Hampshire bar exam score?

If you passed the New Hampshire bar exam, you won’t be able to see your score. If you failed the exam, you will receive your scores in the mail approximately one month after results are announced.

Can I appeal to have my New Hampshire bar exam re-graded?


How many times can I take the bar exam in New Hampshire?

You can retake the UBE four times in New Hampshire.

New Hampshire Bar Exam Reciprocity

Applicants seeking admission to the New Hampshire State Bar, without taking the bar exam, must comply with Reciprocity Requirements.

If you are a part of a bar in any of the following states, territories, or jurisdictions in the United States, you are able to have reciprocity with the state of New Hampshire: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virgin Islands, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Maine and Vermont lawyers have special rules that allow easier reciprocity with New Hampshire (see details). In order to be eligible for admittance to the New Hampshire State Bar, without taking the bar examination, you must:

  • Show proof of being admitted to the bar in another state
  • Have proof of good standing in the bar in another state
  • Have proof of active legal practice for at least five of the last seven years

Law Schools in New Hampshire

Here’s a list of law schools in New Hampshire.

University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law

  • Founded: 1973
  • Located: Concord, NH
  • Enrollment: about 300
  • Tuition Cost: $44,000 View tuition breakdown
  • Bar Passage Rate: 93%
  • ABA Accredited: Yes
  • Website: law.unh.edu